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Apps That Learn Your Personal Business

Jan 18, 2013 -- 7:20am

Apps are so helpful and some of them are pretty amazing! BUT, the apps you're using may just know a little too much about you!  Want the list to be aware of?

Check 'em out!

APPS THAT ARE ALL UP IN YOUR BUSINESS

The 10 worst apps for taking your personal details without letting you know! This is from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. Some of the apps may surprise you...
 

  • Brightest Flashlight
  • Toss It
  • Angry Birds
  • Talking Tom
  • Backgrounds HD Wallpapers
  • Dictionary.com
  • Mouse Trap
  • Horoscope
  • Shazam
  • Pandora Internet Radio

Of those 10 apps:



  • 6 accesses where you are
  • 2 grab your contact list
  • All 10 accessed your device ID


What do they do with the info? Share it! Angry Birds, for example, shares your info with 8 companies that mainly use it for advertising purposes.

Tags: Apps

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